On November 5th we were given the opportunity to attend the Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey Circus through the US Family Guide. Victoria attended her very Ringling Bros. circus in 2012 and loved it (we were in the front row!) so I knew she was going to be thrilled to go again!
We arrived early to attend the preshow, which is one of my favorite parts! There was a lot to see and do down on the circus floor. There were clowns everywhere, and two stages with alternating shows, so much to see that Victoria requested “a high one” from daddy, also known as a shoulder sit. We grabbed a few pictures entered a contest to win Chic-fil-a for a year (and sad to report we did not win) and before we knew it, it was time to head to our seats.
We brought our own glow sticks (I think I have bought stock in glow sticks, we take them everywhere now, saves $$) and a few snacks, but Victoria did talk us into an icee in a clown cup before sitting down. I learned that this is not something you buy at intermission because it takes her the entire show to eat!
Victoria was fully engaged in the show the minute it started! They had elephants, tigers, horses, and dogs, all acts were impressive, Victoria loved the dog show the best! It amazes me how Ringling Bros. works hard to out do the previous show, many of the acts we saw were bigger and more dangerous than they were two years ago. Greg and I really were impressed with the acrobats, if you can walk on the ceiling of the Mellon Arena with no harness or net, that is impressive! Each act was full of excitement, thrill and magic not just to a 3 year old, but to everyone in the crowd.
Victoria said several times that night, “This is the BEST show ever!!” Greg and I would have to agree with her! Ringling Bros. said they are Build to Amaze, and they 100% amazed us!!! Thank you Ringling Bros. and US Family Guide for this fun opportunity to create memories with our daughter.
*We left Amelia at home with grammy and papa and she decided to take her first steps that night, and we missed it! I guess that was her way of saying, “Bring me with you next time!”